Tessco Wireless Journal April May 2014 Page 20 TESCO Wireless Journal April/May 2014

April / May 2014 Product information and performance claims are provided by manufacturers. 20 INSTALLATION, TEST & MAINTENANCE ACM Series Antenna & Cable Monitors With Ethernet The ACM Series Antenna and Cable Monitors from Bird Technologies are the solution for monitoring your transmission antenna systems. The ACM works with any modulation, detects antenna and cable faults, and provides alarms for low or high power and high VSWR. Models are available from 136 MHz to 2.4 GHz and include a standard Ethernet and a Push-to-Talk (PTT) input to avoid false alarm triggering when the transmitter (radio) is not keyed. Service providers and self- maintained end-users can rely on this monitor and alarm to keep their critical sites up and running. Visit tessco.com/go/bird. TESSCO No. 421811 ACM Series Antenna and Cable Monitor List: $1,150.00 Better Networks and Performance With Low PIM, Compact, Reactive Splitters Since 1961, MECA has designed and manufactured an extensive line of RF/microwave components with industry-leading performance, including Fixed Attenuators, Directional & Hybrid Couplers, Circulators & Isolators, Power Divider/Combiners, RF Loads, Integrated Assemblies, DC Blocks, Bias Tees, Adapters & Jumpers, and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Equipment. MECA serves all areas of the RF and microwave industries, including world-class network providers and support- ing supply chain infrastructure, and has long been the "backbone" of high-performance wired and air-interfaced networks such as in-building applications, satel- lite communications, radar, ra-dio communications, telemetry applica- tions, mobile radio, and aviation/air traffic communications. MECA's Low PIM Reactive Splitters (LPRs) for DAS applica- tions feature unique and un- matched industry-leading PIM per- formance of minimum -153 dBc and -160 dBc typical. The very compact (4-5/8" x 2-3/4" x 1-3/4") LPRs cov- er 1.700-2.200 GHz, making them ideal for space-restricted areas where the traditional T styles simply will not fit. The weatherproof, IP67- rated splitters are made in the USA and covered by MECA'S 36-month warranty. A wall-mount bracket with heat sink is also available. Visit www.tessco.com/go/meca. TESSCO No. 504155 1.700-2.200 GHz, 120W Low PIM Power Splitter List: $174.00 TESSCO No. 569154 0.698-2.700 GHz, 700W Low PIM Power Splitter List: $179.00 ACM Series Antenna and Cable Monitor Low PIM Reactive Splitter Turn your RF techs into fiber test experts-instantly Today, techs test RF and fiber. Equip them with RF/fiber instruments from JDSU: the world leader in fiber test. Get more info at www.tessco.com/go/jdsu RF, meet Fiber! Fiber Inspection Your Way Contamination on fiber end-faces injects risk into every network in- stallation. When facing these risks, every installer makes two important choices. First, should I inspect fiber end-faces or not? Second, if I chose to inspect, what tool should I use? On the first question, consider this: contamination on fiber connec- tors is the No. 1 cause of trouble- shooting in optical networks. In fact, a single particle mated into the core of a fiber can cause significant back reflection, insertion loss, and even permanent damage to net- work equipment. For these reasons, JDSU strongly recommends that installers define and follow a rigor- ous "Inspect Before You Connect" methodology for every fiber connec- tion, every time. Simply put, before any connection is made, visually inspect and clean fiber end-faces to guarantee that fiber connectivity meets industry standards and certify those results in a formal report. As for the second question, JDSU recommends that installers adopt the most convenient tool for their situation. It's for that rea- son that JDSU designed the new FiberChekMOBILE solution. JDSU FiberChekMOBILE is a mobile App, available through the Google Play store that turns an Android device into an essential fiber test tool. With FiberChekMOBILE, compatible smartphones and tablets operate with the JDSU P5000i digital in- spection microscope and JDSU MP-60/80 miniature USB optical power meters to inspect, test, and certify fiber connectors in an optical network. With such portability and conve- nience, it's hard to imagine a better way to round out JDSU's already powerful suite of solutions for fi- ber test and inspection. The same P5000i is integrated into JDSU SmartClass Fiber to form an all- inclusive hands-free fiber inspection solution. It's also supported on the JDSU T-BERD 2000 for technicians who perform more advanced fiber troubleshooting. For technicians who certify both coax and fiber installations on the same job site, the P5000i is also available with the JDSU CellAdvisor JD720C family of cable and antenna analyzers. With so many alternatives avail- able to integrate fiber inspection into the daily routine, the question is no longer "Should I inspect?" but rather "Which companion to the P5000i is best for my application?" Visit tessco.com/go/jdsu. TESSCO No. 575699 Digital Fiber Inspection Kit (Includes P5000i and MP-60 Optical Power Meter) List: $2,700.00 TESSCO No. 504540 FiberChekMOBILE Activation Key for P5000i Android Compatibility (SW-FCM-A1) List: $260.00 NEW! Reference SKU: TESSCO No. 544913 This two-day course covers theory and the practical return loss testing that is utilized during the installation, maintenance, and operation of antenna systems. Featuring extensive hands-on exercises during which cable, connectors, and antennas will be tested and results interpreted, this class also includes the inspection and testing of fiber optic cables and connectors using the JDSU CellAdvisor test equipment. Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive JDSU CellAdvisor Certification. Visit www.tessco.com/go/training to learn more. Introducing the New JDSU CellAdvisor Certified Line Sweep Training Course Save the Date: October 1st & 2nd M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD Your Total Source for Making Wireless Work Get Certified! Brought to you by TESSCO

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